A few weeks ago, I entered an asian supermarket, and saw that nice piece of ginger root (in fact, rhizome, not root), with something that looked like a potato eye. I wondered it that meant that ginger could be grown easily... bought it and googled it. Turned out ginger is really easy to grow, the Internet said. And I tried, and it is far easier. First step, go buy a big nice piece of ginger.
- Grow either indoor or outdoor. If it can freeze in your area, keep it indoors in the cold months.
- In winter the leaves will yellow and die. In spring it will sprout again.
- Wait at least 3 or 4 months (or better yet, a whole year) to harvest the rhizome, do so when it starts appearing over the surface of the pot.
- Ginger doesn't like directy light, keep it in a shady place.
- Water regularly.
- Fertilize during spring.
- It will grow to about one meter high (4 feet) with leaves about 20cm long (1 feet). They will slightly smell of ginger.
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